Invictus Games

Team UK return to training ahead of Invictus Games in The Hague

The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Loughborough hosted the first training camp since the COVID-19 pandemic for Team UK.

Team UK have returned to training ahead of the re-arranged 2020 Invictus Games set to take place in The Hague next summer.

It's been more than two years since the team was announced in London, but due to the pandemic, training had come to a halt.

However, they've returned to training as a group at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Loughborough.

"Very, very happy to be back," said Team UK captain Rachel Williamson.

"It's been a long time in the waiting and we were so close to the Games last time.

"This is now an amazing reunion and we can get back to where we started."

Three of the original team have dropped out for personal reasons but that's given an opportunity for others, like Chaze Melluish, to step up.

He said: "Yes it means they don't get to go, which is a shame for them, but a bonus for me.

"Hopefully, I can represent them as well."

The event in the Netherlands has been postponed twice due to COVID-19 but is set to start in The Hague on 16 April 2022.

It will still be known as the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, despite the delay.

The Invictus Games is an international multi-sport event launched in 2014 by the Duke of Sussex.

The adaptive event is aimed at wounded, injured or sick Armed Forces personnel and veterans, and it takes its name from the Latin word 'Invictus'meaning 'unconquered' or 'undefeated'.